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Scholarships available to future educators.

WALLA WALLA & COLUMBIA COUNTIES – The Washington State School Retirees Association (WSSRA) and the Walla Walla-Columbia School Retirees Association (WWCRA) are offering scholarships to future educators planning to do student teaching, internships,...

 

CWWFD # 2 honored with Gesa Credit Union's Local Heroes Grant

Waitsburg — Columbia-Walla Walla County Fire District # 2 received a Local Heroes Grant of $10,000 from the Gesa Community Foundation. The CWWFD #2 purchase new radios for the department with the funds. The radios will be used to outfit new...

 

Rabid Bats Found in Columbia and Walla Walla Counties

Columbia County—Rabid bats were identified in Walla Walla and Columbia Counties in June. Columbia County Health Department received notification on June 28, 2023 from the Washington State Public Health Laboratory of a bat presumed to have rabies....

 

Student Scholarships available now

WALLA WALLA, COLUMBIA COUNTIES—Now is the time for high school and college students to apply for scholarships. The Walla Walla-Columbia School Retirees Association scholarship (WSSRA) offers a variety of scholarships to support future educators....

 

Burn ban announced for CWWFD2

WAITSBURG—Columbia-Walla Walla Fire District 2 announced that a burn ban will go into effect on Monday, July 25. The ban is in effect in the entire district, including the City of Waitsburg. This...

 

Columbia REA announces More Powerful Together Community Grant program

Columbia REA is currently accepting applications for its 2022 More Powerful Together Community Grant Program. Grant funding will be available to selected organizations from Milton-Freewater, Or., Walla Walla County, and Columbia County. The goal of...

 

YWCA Fun Factory is back for the summer

Walla Walla Valley-Fun Factory is a mobile summer recreation program that brings fun outdoor activities for kids 5-10(ish) to the Walla Walla Valley communities. This year the YWCA program will bring...

 

New report tracks risk of COVID-19 reinfection in Washington state

OLYMPIA—Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has published a new weekly report that provides an insight into COVID-19 reinfections. This report includes information on hospitalizations and deaths, demographics, trends over time, and...

 

Martin Luther King, Jr Day is this Monday January 17, 2022

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is not just a day off, it is designated as a day of service. It is a day to think about your community and the dream you have for the future. Pick a project that helps...

 

Area students named to UW Dean's list

SEATTLE—Students from Dayton, Pomeroy and Prescott were named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for Winter 2021 Quarter. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must have completed at least 12 graded credits and have a grade...

 

CWWFD2 Announces Burn Ban

WAITSBURG—Columbia-Walla Walla Fire District 2 announced that a burn ban will go into effect in the district, including the City of Waitsburg, on July 6. The ban will extend into September, with an end date to be announced....

 

Eighth Annual SWIM the SNAKE Paddling and Open Water Swim Event

LYONS FERRY—The eighth annual SWIM the SNAKE event will be held at Lyons Ferry Marina and Lyons Ferry State Park on Saturday, August 14, 2021, beginning at 11 a.m. In addition to the non-competitive, open-water swim, event organizers continue to...

 

Dayton, Prescott and Waitsburg Candidates List

City of Waitsburg Candidates Mayor: Incumbent Marty Dunn Kate Hockersmith City Council: Position 1: Incumbent Kevin House Position 2: Incumbent Jim Romine Position 3: Randy Charles Position 4: Incumbent Karen Stanton-Gregutt Court Ruppenthal Position...

 

Elementary Students to Release Classroom-Raised Salmon

Students from four local schools will release juvenile coho salmon into various streams in the coming weeks. The schools received salmon eggs last October as part of Tri-State Steelheaders Salmon in...

 

2020 Flood Event, one-year anniversary

Last year on February 7 our communities suffered considerable flood damage. Local state, county, and city governments, and residents came together to help neighbors and repair damage. Though some of...

 

Common Roots Housing Trust to host Zoom town hall

WALLA WALLA—Common Roots Housing Trust will hold a town hall meeting on Monday, January 11, via Zoom call, at 6:00 p.m. Common Roots Housing Trust is a Walla Walla-based community land trust that has been formed to provide affordable housing...

 

The Times' new year includes new office location

WAITSBURG—Starting January 4, 2021, The Times office will be located inside Ten Ton Coffee, 216 Main Street. The office is currently closed to the public, however, payments related to the newspaper...

 

Pets of the valley

Duke had a short stay at the Blue Mountain Humane Society before joining his new family on the farm. Equal parts handsome and goofy, Duke's family raves about him, saying he is the "awesome farm dog"...

 

The Blues V, available for pre-order

WALLA WALLA—The Blue Mountain Land Trust is thrilled to announce The Blues V, the next volume of The Blues collection of photo books. The Blues V edition features dramatic landscapes of the John...

 

Charitable Giving Guide is as easy as two clicks of a mouse

WALLA WALLA—Last week, The Times and other local newspapers included the Charitable Giving Guide, presented by the Blue Mountain Community Foundation. The Charitable Giving Guide offers a one-stop-shop for donors to select their favorite...

 

Area schools temporarily return to distance learning

Waitsburg, Dayton, and Prescott school districts are battling rising COVID-19 cases and have announced temporary closures or a switch back to virtual learning. COVID-19 cases are rapidly rising in...

 

Waitsburg, Dayton and Prescott leaf pickup service for 2020

Basin Disposal will be picking up bagged leaves for customers in Waitsburg, Dayton and Prescott. The leaf pick-up is not part of the regular garbage route but will be done with a different truck on a separate route. The following are tentative...

 

Virtual BooGrass Auction begins October 23

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg's Rural Youth Enrichment Services (RYES) will host the Virtual BooGrass Auction starting October 23. Log on and bid on items including a Will Writing package donated by Karl Law...

 

BMLT streaming Secret Life of the Forest: The Northern Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountain Land Trust is excited to announce the on-demand streaming of the thirteen-part series, Secret Life of the Forest: The Northern Blue Mountains. The series explores the natural history of the northern Blue Mountains of Southeastern...

 

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